Wednesday, October 19, 2011

my men's picks: DSW

I went shoe shopping with my brother, Jason, today & I love acting like being his stylist on these outings. He picked some great shoes & it got me wanting to do a post on my top picks for men from DSW. Designer shoes at a discount price: does it get any better? Didn't think so.

So here's my top picks for dudes...!

These are an awesome everyday shoe. What's great is that you can dress 'em up or down. Pair these with some jeans & a tee and you're ready for a casual day. Match them with darker jeans & a sweet button down - you can totally rock them at night.
The houndstooth pattern is really edgy, but also polished. The fabric would be hard to maintain, but as long as you don't get dancing in the rain in them, these Original Penguin shoes are a sure bet.

These shoes are so gangster. I'm in love with their classy feel & it gives them this vintage vibe. Again, another shoe that you can dress up or down for a less fancy feel. If you want to impress some ladies, wear these Robert Wayne Atlas Wingtips with a more casual outfit/jeans & a button down. You'll have the ladies swooning in no time.

You can't really go wrong with Nikes: they're extreeeeemely comfortable, durable & they look pretty suave. The only downside is that they can get expensive (even at DSW), but if you're looking for a long lasting shoe, it's worth the extra buck.

These Nikes are sweet. The hightop is not overly high, so they are closer to normal sneakers, but are on a different level than the average. The neutral black with some blue highlights will let you play up these shoes with a wide range of outfits. It's a sneaker that can take you pretty far in that you can dress these bad boys up or down. I say this a lot in this post, but I think that's the best kind of shoe to have: one that you can wear multiple times a week and not just three times a year.

Can't stress it enough: boots like this Kenneth Cole boot on guys are hot! DSW is pretty low on boot selections for men this season, but these are pretty much all you need. Wear them with one pant leg (or both) slightly tucked into the tongue of the boot. They're badass and edgy. Not only that, but if you wear it with your jeans all the way over them, they look like a nice pair of dress shoes. This is a versatile shoe. It's a win-win.

 These Clark suede boots are classy & casual at the same time. The gray color allows for you to wear them with brown or black (and pretty much any other color in your closet). You may have to take a little extra care because they are suede so try not to wear them in the rain. You can rock these casual  for everyday or dressy for a date/night out.
Ahh, the classic oxford. These Red are a wardrobe staple. You can definitely dress these Red Tape oxfords up or down, but they're not something I suggest wearing to watch a sports game. The most casual I'd go in these is with a pair of jeans and a nice button down. That being said, these would make me think you know how to dress. I'm totally smitten with the old school flavor they have and they're super polished.. aka you'd look super suave. 
There you have it.
You really can have it all in one stop shopping.

1 comment:

  1. I really like the Nikes one that you chose! I'll keep these suggestions in mind :-) xoxoxoo


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